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the CONSTITUTION, originated in party
feeling and with the selfish designs of cap.
itali.; and it has been 'prosecuted by Mr.
Clay in a spirit of pride and dictation,
which deserves lo be resisted and rebuked.
What! shall One man's will thus prevail
over the Constitute to nullity the one
rtrtwor?' for so the enemies of the
''Constitution as it is" designate the veto
"How inconsistent1. And shall the rhonopo
fy party of the nation be alldwed to strike
from the Constitution a barrier between
the people's rights and the servants they
elect. "one of the best safeguards to the
UN.'ON," as General llamsoft called it
'unon the false Dretefctihat it is an anti
republican restraint upon the majority of
' U ik.Mlrna) HfllV tin WISP'.
And shall the South who are a minority,
and whose security against the danger of
attack by fanaticism rep6se m this very
clause of onr National chatter should every
other peaceable protection fail, blindly sur
render it t6 toake Mr. Clay or any man
President? How perilous!
Nor is this all. If these habits ofexpe
rimeniinz unon the Constitution were to
be encouraged in our leading politicians by
a uresent succe-s. where and when will it
"stop? What part of the Constitution will
be safe azainst their future attacks, and
when can We reckon upon having any re
pose from the turmoils oT Party spirit in its
strife against the permanency of the Gov
ernment? If those parts ol the Lonsiitu
tion which were adopted with unanimity
are now sarriiiced to the ambition and cov
"elousness of associated wealth and the pride
"of a s?ge man however eminent, what
will he the probable fate of other portion
which were obtained by a compromise of
Opinions artd adopted by a lean majority?
Will not every election of President, soon
involve us in some other question of
change in the fundamental law of the Uni
ton? If you can be induced at this time to
ratify the sentiment that it is "Anti-Republican"
to require a vote of two third
tof Congress to pass an act in case of a Veto
by the President, with quite as much rea
son some aspiring demagogue will insist
hereafter, that it is 'anti-republican' to re
quire a vote of two thirds to amend your
Constitution; and after having sanctioned
the first proposition, how will you be able
to oppose the other? Already has Massa
chusetts proposed to abolish the compro
mise by which we of the South are taxed
iand represented under the 'Constitution as
U is,' and the abolition party every where
to taking ground for the change; and do
yo'i think From the signs of the times that
they will find no allies no leaders no!
candidate for the Presidency out cf New
England? Indeed there is hardly an essen
tial feature in the ancient charter of bur
Union, which would not soon have a parly
and a leader to make war upon it, unless
the people, the actual people, will keep off
all these innovators as they have done for
Forty years, and adhering to the lold paths'
and to (lhe Constitution as it is say, as
with one voice to all ambitious aspirants
that thev will vote for no ninn. anil sun-
j ..... . , -r
port no parti seeking power under a
pledge to alter their Constitution. In this
there is safety, and there is no security in
any other course.
There could not be a stronger instance of
me perilous lenuency 01 mese party com
binations and the pledges of presidential
candidates to alter the Constitution, than
you have witnessed in North Carolina.
The Clay party in the United States as
well as Mr. Clay himself were solemnly
committed to it, and et the Clav nartv
leaders at their Conventibn ih this State,
purposely Omitted this important point in
their published proceeding! What does
that signify? Did they mean that this si
lence on their part should be construed in
opposition to the change? Then they
owed you more than this negative kind of
support to the constitution. On the other
hand did they mean to conceal from the
publie eye that this crusade upon your
Constitution was begun by their candidate
and that they were anxious to give It success
Or prepared to acquiesce in it? Then they
Y,pr- trying to "steal a march" upon you
""by their silence so as to alter your Constitu
tion without youi consent.
No matter what may have been the pur.
pose of this silence Upon a questidn of such
momentous interest and no matter what
may be the opinions of the North Carolina
leaders of the Clay party, we would this
day solemly warn our countrymen of all
parties that their Old charter is in danger
that Mr. uiay and his party every where
out Of North Carolina if not in it, are pled
ged to alter it; and if you elect Mr. Clay
he and they will take it fob granted that
you have given your sanction to the Unholy
Work. Will you do that? Will you agree
to mar the proportionsof that venerated work
of the Revolutionary W higs of 476? Will
you take from the South this shield to odri
rights of property, at a time when these
rights are violently assailed by the united
forces of fanatical party and party fanatics?
Will you set the pernicious example- of
ehanging our organic law at the bidding of
any man or any party, and dpen the way
for others hereafter to unsettle, or it may
be, ultimately to overturn the government
by new schemes of future amendments?
We hope for better thing. We do believe
that the people of N. Carolina are not pre
pared to encounter this risk, but that how
ever much divided upon other subjects, up
on this one will be UNITED. The lead
ers of Mr. Clay's party in this Slate proba-
deavored to keep it out ol view that air.
... f r Tnt I Mfi
Uiay Will go lor AL i rjiii" yuur tuu-
stilution, whilst Colonel Polk will go for
the "CONSTITUTION AS IT IS."
(Remainder next week.)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2l, IB44
James II. 1'olk, of Tennessee.
FOR VICE-PRESIDE KT,
A Cdrgcll. ttntlas, of Penh.
Ilenrv I . Toole,
A. V. Venable,
William S. Ashe,
D. W. Courts,
W. .1. Alexander,
Eleventh do. -
(Election on Monday, 4th Nov. IS44 )
Effronlery" of the Raleigh Register.
We make the following extract from the
Raleigh Register, and if the editor or wri
ter has any claim to veracity or repect for
the ordinary claims of man on his fellow-
cititens for justice, he will immediate
ly establish the assertions or confess his own
njusiice cn a venerable patriot. In the
course ol a vulgar and ill-tempereu re
mark on Gen. Jackson, he Savs:
"Gen. Jackson writing letters to the
Legislature of North Carolina, dictating
who they should elect. as their Senator I
General Jackson dictating to the Balti
more Convention; General Jackson
writing a letter to Louisiana upon the eve
of an election to influence that election
General Jackson certifying to Alabama,
that James K. Polk is a free "Trade
and Texas" man, and to Pennsylvania that
he is the advocate of a high protective Tar
iff and finally Gen. Jackson certifying that
Ezekiel Polk was not a Tory."
We hardly know how to comment on
so many absolute falsehoods condensed
in so small a space, published with such
"effrontery," and that too under the edito
rial sanction of the Raleigh Register, the
official organ of coonery in No. Caroli-
ri!J IVhi' llra 4 if orl 1 h r t r. " r 1 at-artr nnrn
. .. t.
in N. Carolina, or even the "old coon" him
fblfin Kentucky, could not sustain the
publisher of uch reckless charges.
We are compelled at the expense of
even editorial courtesy to ue harsh epi
thets to such assertions, they admit tif nd
other comment. And the stigma must for
ever attach to the pdper, till the proper
atonement is made.
Mr. Ciay's Letter.
The Roanoke Advocate denies that Mr.
Olair has any letter from Mr. Clay, going
to convict him of "bargain and corrtln-
tion." The Eolitor is iirnorant of the ordi
nary history of the times or Clayism arid
coonery has completely blinded him. The
letter was written by Mr. ( lay to Mr.
Blair when they were personal arid politi
cal fiiends, arid was directed to be shown
to ?ome of their friends, by whom the pub
lic have been apprised of the existence of
the letter Itself and some of its contents
And With all the political opposition of F.
P. Mair; dnd with all the baseness charged
on him by tlie Federal papers, he Had nev
er been mean enough to expose or publish
this letter. From what has been published
of the letter by others who sw iu the let
ter contains strong evidence under Mr.
Cldy own signature to convict him of the
"bargain" with J. Q. Adams in 1824.
These charges have been publicly made on
Mr. Clay, and sustained by such circiirii
stantial evidence as lo carry the strongest
probability of truth. .This letter is thought
td contain evidence either to convict or
Clear Mr. Clay, yet he declines to have it
published, though he has been written to
by indlviduals...fchallenged in all the public
papers and openly dared oh the floor of
Congress to permit its publication he still
covers it in darkness. And Mr. Blair
too honorable a manj now that he is in op
position to Mr. Clay, to violate the sancti
ty of a former friendly correspondence.
But one thing is certain, though Mr. Blair
blv think so too. and therefore have
don't publish the letter or give its contents,
vet he obenly believes and charges "oar-
gain and corropti&n7' on nenry ywyv
That there is such a letter is not denfed
by Mr. 'Clay himself, and weay with the
Roanoke Advocate "out with it."
Henry Vluy, G. T. T.
Durinirthe hard times in Mississippi a
seldom the sheriff
could find a debtor to serve his writ on
The noor fellows as a last resort, had taken
refuge in Texas from the oppression Of
their creditors; and the "sheriff, instead of
the usual return, mat ked on his writ, "G.
T. T." that is, "Gone to Texas." So
Mr. Clay, pressed on all sides and unable
to bear the burthen of his own inconsisten
cies, has at length taken refuge too in
Texas. His late letter gives clear indica
tions that he going Tor Texas "personally"
at least. Wonder how he will settle up
with "his respectable portion of the Con
federacy." Like "all other political associ
ates, thej- are abandoned when his own in
terest requires it; and whatever effort they
may make to find him, we fear at the No
vember elections the sheriffs wilt endorse
on their returns G. T. T.
We find from the following article in a
New Orleans paper, that Mr. Arthur S.
Mooring, the sheriff of Martin, has arrived
there Safe with Barney Mitchell. We con
gratulate tho people of Martin on having
such a vigilant and active officer. Crime
will not be perpetrated with impunity,
where the authorities of law and justice
are in such efficient hands.
Afurdeer JJrrested. B. B. Mitchell,
the murderer of McGauley, in the pirih
of St. Landry, arrived here oh Sunday
morning from Mobile, in the custody of
Mr. Mooring, the sheriff of Martin county,
N. C, who is on his way to deliver him
up to the proper authorities. Mitchell was
first arrested in North Carolina by Mr.
Mooring, in April, 1843; he afterwards
broke jail in May following, and was again
arrested by the same officer at Forsyth, in
Georgia, on the 25th ultimo. He was
kept in irons at St. Charles ilotel until
yesterday morning, when he was commit
ted to the jail of this city.
New Orleans Pic. 3d inst.
From the ftaleigh Standard.
DEATH OF COL. HOKE!
Colonel Michael Hoke, the late demo
cratic candidate for Governor of North
Carolina, no more! He expired in
Charlotte on Monday the Sth instaht, of
the bilious fever, after an illness of about
ten days. His disease had not assumed,
until a very short time before his death,
any alarming symptoms; and though call
ed to die so suddenly, his last moments, an
eye-witness informs us, were composed
nml .-vliti.l It mm. Ia irnlit nn
aim iiiuuii b k 111a t wc 11 111 v r,t 111. nidi. 1111-
r J J
nnji coultl have equalled his honorable
and noble conduct while in this world,
save the serene and triumphant manner in
which he left it. At the early ape of thirty-five
surrounded by devoted friends
and a moM affectionate and amiable family,
with a high and brilliant career before him.
ana me sunsnine 01 ume aireauy playing
on his brow to be thus suddenly removed
by the hand of death, is a Providence at
once melancholy dnd mysterious.
Col. Hoke was a native of Lincoln coun
ty. At an early age he evinced talents of
ho ordinary character, and after an elemen
tary education at home, was sent to the
then celebrated Academy of Capt. Par
tridge, at Middletowrt, Conn., where he
acquired rhilch reputation by the brilliancy
ot his genius, and won "troops of friends"
by the natural kindness of his disposition.
He studied the profession of the law wiih
Tucker, of Virginia, and finished
his course under the Hon. R. 11. Hurton.
now deceased, who was for a time one of
our Superior Court Judges, and" he entered '
upon his practice at the Rar under the most
flaitermg auspices. With a well-grounded'
knowledge of the law, his ingenious mind,
combined with great suavity of manner,
soon won for him a distinguished reputa
tion at the Bar.
As a politician Col. Hoke was esteemed
in a high degree by his fiiends, and respec
ted by his adversaries. In 1S34 he was
elected to the House tif Commons from
Lincoln county, and held his seat until
1842, when he declined a re election.
Although a prominent leader of one bf the
great political parties of the State, (for in
ISJjS he received the undivided vote of his
party for Speaker of the House of Com
mons in opposition to Mr. Graham; the
present Governor elect,) yet such was the
open-hearted kindness of hid disposition,
the purity of his motives, and the fair and
elevated nature of hi arguments, that he
disarmed party spirit of its poisoned shafts,
and won the respect and admiration of
men of all parties. The late canvass for
Governor, in which he was a conspicuous
actor, is too recent td have been forgotten
by any. All who saw or heard him in
that canvass will bear witness to the elo
quence, the candor, the liberality and the
honorable bearing of our departed friend.
But if lo his personal friends arid politi-
Cal associate lU W the
dence is .ffl.eWg an" " " .pfhi.
""" rto e i U the .ympalhies of
home is such as to encu J
art May He who "tempers llie mi 10
Zrl lamb', graciously pre ,erve pro-
w ...i the bereaved! I he sym-
ivhichTias lllen upon --.-,;. .
Mihilinf thousands of warm and weepmg
torts are theirs-.he .-loll curren. u, .
Vaw..v - - tl.ll Mil
nnnnffi's sorrow IS
owp." u x
man-, flt SUCll a
life is thus suddenly summons u.
among us, the mind for a moment is over
whelmed with astonishment and gTiel; ana",
reflecting on his brief but glorious ca.eer
and early death, we feel indeed m our
lieart of hearts, the littleness and vanity
of all earthly things.
liril !ULH a. "'if
V nt,.;noi. Thp Vpmocrats "of
W7 tt, i'tuiu-. - .-w
Maine have achieved a most glorrous and
overwhelming Victory. The Augusta Age
of the 1 3th inst:, says: - .n
'The democracy have carried their Gov
prr.nr hV a malorilv over all, federalist's.
nhnlition and scattering, of more than five
thousand, and by a plurality bvelr the fed
eralists of more than ten thousand, and
iIip fndeVal loss in Maine, since the presi
dential election of 1840, will not be less
than 15,000 votes'!
"This overwhelming defeat of the whigs
settles the question as to whig prospects
in the North and will ensure the State to
Polk and Dallas in November, by such a
majority as will prove absolute annihila
tion to Coonism arid Clav ism in this slate
Maine has resumed her old position i"h the
democratic army, and will 'lead, the, wa 7
to a splendid victory in the Na'ion."
On Thursday morning last, Catharine
IV. infant daughter of David G. Baker.
Eq of this county. .
Verily, "in life we are ih the midt of
A few moments before her attack which
terminated in death so suddenly, the smile
of innocence was playing upon her lips
with infanti'e sweetness, in the apparent
enjoyment of perft ct health.
Her death has produced a p3ng in manj
bosoms, and has snapl a cord, that bound
up a fond an i tender mother's heart, alrea
dy aching in anticipation ofthe fatal termi
nation of her husband's protracted illness.
While the "grim monster'' seemed, for a
moment to relax his hold on the parent, his
knock was heard at the door of another
apartment, and his iron grasp laid upon the
helpless babe, over which his victory was
easy. Blit her little spirit, released from
its earthly tenement, has winged its way to'
its eternal abode in climeS more congenial
with its nature, to that Almighty Father
who has said, ''suffer little childreri lo
conic Unto me, arid forbid them h6t."Co7j.
We are requested bv Henry 1. Toole
Ecq.. the Democratic Nominre for Elector
of President and Vice President in this
(2nd) Electoral District,' to publish that he'
expects to address the people of the several
counties composing the District, as follows:
At the Court House of Nash Co. 1 ?th Aug
Edgecombe, 27th Aug.
Tyrrell, 3rd Sept.
Washington, 10th Sept.
Reaufort, 29th Oct.
Pi it, on the day of ,
Presidential election, beine 4th Nov.
npHE Subscriber respectfully
her acknowledgments td her friends
and the public for the liberal patronage
heretofore extended to her, and informs
them th3t her school will re-cdnrlmence on
Monday, 30lh Sept. inst. . The course of
instruction will embrace all the requisite
of a thorough English education, with
Music. Pupils will be received by the
quarter. . JJoard can ba had on moderale
terms. 1 liition in the higher branches
per' qr. $3in.the lower, S4 Music
$7 50. ELLEN P. RAGSDJIbE. '
Sept. 21, 1841. 3s 4
To Merchants V Traders
'jp HE . subscriber informs all those con
cerned that he has just received
A nexv Standard Yard Measure,
Ih addition to the other standard, weights
and measures, and would call their alien
tibn to the following provisions of the law
on this subject:
"Every person using weights or measnres or
Mfcelyardsi Is required to bring the:n to the Stand
ard Keeper and have them tried; and if a trader
or dealer by profession, or a miller, must hare
inem re examined every two years" "Everv per
son using, (that is, buying or selling by) weights"
measures or steelyards, and neglecting to We"
dolSr? &ced' &C" ai herdre(iuiiredffeits fifty
"Fee of Standard Keeper- For examinina and
adjusting each pair of steelyards 25 cents for ev
ery weight of half a pound and upwards 5 cents
for every, set of weights below lulf a pound, in'
blading one piece of each denomination 5 cents;
for every yard stick, or other measiire bf cloth 5
cents; for every bushel, half bushel, pick or ot'h'
lo?." t8.!"6' T m meafTlnS grain, meal or salt,
10 cents; each measure for liquors, 3 cenls ,
PETERSBURG. VA Ua,,
Fresh Pall and Winter
WL JAMES & CO.
A RE now receiving by the shin p.
-Koy Capt. Marsh, fr0m LivL
and the late airival from Boston i,i
lorKanu riiiiaueipuia, ineir lull
of English, Irish, ScCtch, F
FRESH FAIL AND WINTER DRY GOODS,
much varied and very extensive, aj ?
which have been bought on faroraV
terms. Thev are 'now 'h'renaredtn.' 5
- cr treat
inniipprrtenls to nersons wanllnn .
the piece or package on their usual term
In addition tothe above they have "
hand a full "supply of rrichor ftr'cini B '
ting Cloths, from No. 1 to lu inclusive
cotton and hemp Seine Twine, Ked Turk'
ey Cotton and Marshall's Pateni tjejRj
Thread in 2 oz hanks. Sept 5. 3
ARE NOW PREPARED to offer ihe-j
Fall S npply of Groceries,
which is general and extensive, cor.s:stin.
in pait of
150 lihds. Brown Sugar?, part pri
1.000 Hags Coffee, (if all descriptions
10 000 Mis. Loaf, Lump, and crush'd Sum
40,000 lbs. Sole Leather, various qualities
200 dozen Upper Leather-, Calfskins,
r m - s ii
yds. Cotton Ranging, fight & heavy
lbs. Haling Rope, of various des-
zo,uuu ins. Damig uope, ol various des
2,500 lbs. sewing-, wrapping and Seine
2,000 lbs. Hall and Hank threid,
Together With nearly every article in
their line; all'of which they are disposed
to sell on moderate terms.
Their usual attention will be given toall
produce consigned to their care.
Petersburg, Sept. 6, 36-3
Y VIRTUE of a deed cf Trust to
me executed by Saml. W. V. Vick.
for purposes, therein mentioned, I shall offer
for sale on Tuesday the 1st day of fJctober
next, , at the residence of the said Saml. W,
W. Vick, the
Tract of ijand,
On which he novV lives containing
Seven Hundred and Sixty-six tfcres,
. I Of first nte Land, well adopted to the cul
7 jturcof cotton and all sorts of grain. At.
lached to the aforesaid tract of Laiid is i
; And all necessary out houses, Cotton Gin,
btore House, Hlacksmiih shop and tools.
ALSO. Two lots in the Town of Nash
ville, known as the Larripkin lot, and park
of the Masonic lot.
ALSO. At the same time arid place
Jacob, Maconv, Vacon, Sarah. Mary; Jes
se, Addeline, Cambrick Ju'r., Khorta,
Susan, Caroline, Hlount, Bryant, Juliai
1 f;rPph nns.,i. vnnoe Mnura
ing, Cambrick, Eaton, Drake, Peyton ana
Lany. All of the presient stock of
HORSES, CATTLE, HOGS & SHEEP,
Household and kitchen . furniture, one
Barouche, seveial carts. Stills and farming
utenils of every description, with various
other articles too tediotis td mention. Sii
months credit will be given to purchaserS
and bonds with approved security carry
inr interest frotri the day of sale will ba
required before the property is delivered.
JNO. J. BUNN, Trustee.
Nash county, N.
Aug't lath, 1S44.
ON TUESDAY the 5th W
Oct. next, 1 shall offer for sale
the House of John Taylor, w
Tract of Land,
on which he now resides, containing thJ
hundred acre, for the most part iri a nig
state of cultivation. Bond and security
will be required.
JNO. J. BUNN, Trustee.
Nash county, N. C. ) 37.4
Aug't 16th, 1S44. 5
Gr decries, Sfc.
nnHEJ subscriber offers for sale, dn
JL usual liberal & accommodating terms-
Molasses, sdaar, coffee, snuff, pepper, spice.
Brandy, whiskev. rum
im,rrin, wine, soap,
Huns nnrl ennxarg nlilns iicVicO. nltcheT
Tumblers, window glass, jus, wrapping Px J
Letter paper, different colors, ruled and not
Writing paper, blank cards, quills, ink poa
Black and red lead pericils, &d &c.
Tarboro', Aug. 20, 1841.